How can I access advanced network streaming stats for GeForce NOW for Mac?

Answer ID 4480
Updated 10/16/2017 11:22 AM

How can I access advanced network streaming stats for GeForce NOW for Mac?


Press Option + Command + F6 at any time to see advanced streaming stats. The network stats will look similar to the picture below. Please note on a MacBook you may need to press fn + 6 to for the F6 command.

 

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Here’s what the different numbers mean:

 

  • First Line:

  • ###fps – average frame rate, based on frame-to-frame present time

  • ft:###ms – average frame-to-frame receive time from server

  • fj:###ms – average frame-to-frame receive time jitter (negative = early, positive = late)

  • r:##mb – average streaming rate

  • bwu:##% - bandwidth utilization as percentage.  (not sure how the upper bound is calculated, comes from Mjolnir)

 

  • Second Line:

  • ######## - ~frame number

  • rtd: ###ms – round trip delay from client to server

  • pl: ### - packet loss (note there may be more than one packet per video frame)

  • %cpu: ##.# - on mac, the percentage of 1 core the process is using.  (> 100% means using more than 1 core).  Should be similar to Activity Monitor on Mac.

 

  • Third Line:

  • b: ####ms – ‘begin’ time – the latency between receipt of packet to start of processing

  • d: ####ms – ‘decode’ time – the latency from begin to decode complete

  • r: ####ms – ‘render’ time – the latency from decode complete to render complete

  • p:####ms – ‘present’ time – the latency from render complete to post-swap-buffers

  • t: ####ms – ‘total’ time – add up all of the above for total latency through the client.

 

  • Fourth Line:

  • wr: ###x### - window resolution

  • sr: ###x### - streaming resolution (may vary due to network quality)

  • sq: ### - ‘q score’ – or Quality score represents the overall streaming quality that the user is currently experiencing, where 100 is perfect and values near 0 are unplayable

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